What happened this day in history April 15

What are the important events that happened on April 15? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 15: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 15 is the 106th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 2, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,586,908,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectahexagon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 303 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,672 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 15 Historical Events

  • 1755
    Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London.
  • 1783
    Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.
  • 1896
    Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
  • 1921
    Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.
  • 1927
    The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, begins.
  • 1935
    Roerich Pact signed in Washington, D.C.
  • 1936
    First day of the Arab revolt in Palestine.
  • 1947
    Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.
  • 1957
    White Rock, British Columbia officially separates from Surrey, British Columbia and is incorporated as a new city.
  • 1986
    The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.

Who were born on April 15?

  • 1469
    Guru Nanak Dev, the first of the ten Sikh Gurus (d. 1539)
  • 1888
    Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
  • 1916
    Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
  • 1922
    Harold Washington, American politician (d. 1987)
  • 1935
    Stavros Paravas, Greek actor
  • 1940
    Willie Davis, American baseball player
  • 1944
    Dave Edmunds, Welsh musician
  • 1980
    Natalie Casey, British actress
  • 1980
    Willie Mason, Australian rugby league player
  • 1988
    Thomas Albanese, Italian footballer

Who died on April 15?

  • 1446
    Filippo Brunelleschi, Italian architect (b. 1377)
  • 1652
    Patriarch Joseph, head of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • 1704
    Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (b. 1628)
  • 1719
    Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV of France (b. 1635)
  • 1793
    Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary and geographer (b. 1718)
  • 1898
    Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader
  • 1912
    Victims of the RMS Titanic disaster: James Paul Moody, Sixth Officer (b. 1887)
  • 1962
    Clara Blandick, American actress (b. 1880)
  • 1989
    Hu Yaobang, Chinese politician (b. 1915)
  • 2000
    Edward Gorey, American illustrator (b. 1925)

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